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  • Remarks by the President at MacDill Air Force Base

    Obama at MacDill Airbase on ISIL

    "whether in Iraq or in Syria, these terrorists will learn the same thing that the leaders of al Qaeda already know: We mean what we say; our reach is long; if you threaten America, you will find no safe haven

  • Kerry Senate Testimony on Iraq, Syria, ISIL

    Kerry Senate Testimony on Syria, ISIL

    "in Syria, the on-the-ground combat will be done by the moderate opposition – which serves as the best counter-weight in Syria to extremists like ISIL

  • The following is the Jeddah Communiqué from the ministers representing the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and the United States following the ministers’ meeting September 11.

    Foreign Ministers’ Jeddah Communiqué

    The participating states agreed to do their share in the comprehensive fight against ISIL, including: stopping the flow of foreign fighters through neighboring countries, countering financing of ISIL and other violent extremists ....

  • United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Syria Crisis

    New U.S. Humanitarian Aid for Syria Crisis

    "Secretary of State John Kerry announced today the United States is providing nearly $500 million in additional humanitarian aid to help those affected by the war in Syria "

  • Statement by the President on ISIL

    Statement by the President on ISIL

    "In the fight against ISIL, we cannot rely on an Assad regime that terrorizes its own people -- a regime that will never regain the legitimacy it has lost"

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No Lost Generation

  • For three years, the #childrenofSyria have experienced the trauma of war. They have had their lives upended, often losing their homes, family members, and friends. Syria and the region cannot afford to lose a generation of children to hopelessness, especially when it is children who can help drive forward a future of peace. This is why the United States government supports the No Lost Generation initiative.

Saving Syria's Cultural Heritage

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Effective February 6, 2012, the U.S. Embassy has suspended operations and is not open for normal consular services. Neither U.S. passports nor visas to the United States will be issued in Damascus. For emergency assistance, U.S. citizens should contact the U.S. Interests Section via telephone at +962-6-5906500 or e-mail USIS_damascus@embassy.mzv.cz.

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